Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park Grand Opening Highlights

The Grand Opening of the Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park in Pittsboro was a great success, due largely to the energy which the Carolina Brewery brought to the event through their well orchestrated 5K race. Kudos to Taylor and Robert at the Carolina Brewery, along with volunteers from the Pittsboro Running Club who organized the race. The music of Judy and the Redbyrds was excellent as were the kids' activities provided by Louise Omoto Kessel and Samantha from Pittsboro Toys.

The ceremony itself was short and informal. Town Manager Bill Terry thanked the Barber and Holmes Family for their generous land donation, and East West Partners for their sustained interest in the project. The Town's elected officials were thanked for their support. Karen Hall of the NCSU Water Quality Group was acknowledged for her assistance in funding the permeable pavers in the parking lot, the living roof on the gazebo, and the beautiful raingarden. Appreciation was expressed for Laura Lauffer, the Sustainability Coordinator at the CCCC, for her student's installation of the living roof on the gazebo. Frank Fitzgerald, president of the Chatham Soccer League, was noted for his pledge to provide soccer goals in the near future. Others critical to making the project a success were thanked as well.

Early Birds arrived before 8am.

Strong finishes on the kids' race around the park walking trail.

Finish line of the 5K Oktoberfest Run

Kids enjoying the playsculptures.

Juan & Elizabeth's cute dog on the playsculpture. Why not? Pittsboro needs a good dog park.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Carolina Brewery 5K Oktoberfest Fun Run - September 25th

5K Oktoberfest Fun Run/ Walk to celebrate Oktoberfest and the grand opening of the new Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park in Powell Place.

Registration Begins at 8:00 A.M. at the new park at the corner of Rock Spring Church Cemetery Road and Millbrook Drive. Light breakfast provided for the runners.

The race will begin at 9:00 A.M. winding it's way through the rolling hills of the Powell Place development and ending back at the park.

There will be a free run for kids 6 and under at 9:45 A.M. (around the paved trail at the park)

Awards will be at 10 am at the Carolina Brewery

Rain date is Sunday September 26th - same time and place

More details in the embedded registration form below:

Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, September 25

The grand opening for the New Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park in Powell Place will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 with opening ceremony beginning at 8:30am. We've partnered with the Carolina Brewery and East West Partners (the developers of Powell Place) to throw a party! Check out the great events below. Bring your family and friends to see Pittsboro's newest park!

Race Registration at the Park

Park Grand Opening Ceremony

5K 'Fun Run & Walk' thru Powell Place

Kids 'Even More Fun Run' around the Park Trail

Race Awards and runners' breakfast at the Brewery Hop Shop

10:30 - 2:00
Bluegrass Music in the park - Judy and the Redbyrds

4:00 - 10:00
Oktoberfest festivities at the Carolina Brewery
Multiple kid's activities - Face painting, dunking booth, clown & bounce house
Bratwurst, cheese-bread, kraut and beer

7:00 - 10:00
Music at the Brewery - Kitty Box & the Jonnies; The Straight 8's

More Oktoberfest info on the Brewery Webpage:

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